Afternoon Update: Still monitoring afternoon storms; risk lower, but please stay weather alert

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — News 2 will be monitoring the weather in Middle Tennessee Thursday afternoon through sunset for the possibility of a few strong to severe storms.

We don’t want people to let their guard down, but The Storm Prediction Center lowered their risk for most of Middle TN, eliminating the Slight Risk (category 2 of 5) for all but a small sliver of Franklin County, leaving much of Middle TN and south KY in the Marginal Risk (category 1 of 5).

Much will depend on how much “de-stabilization” of the atmosphere can occur today, meaning temperatures warming into 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon.

If this occurs, damaging winds, hail, and possibly a few tornadoes are likely with a few of the storms.

It appears that our southern counties have the highest chance for warmer temperatures with some sunshine peeking in prior to storms.

HRRR Model Forecast Valid 4 PM

In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. for non-thunderstorms wind gusts to 40 mph flowing into a vigorous low pressure center passing just to our north.

Wind Advisory Until 3 PM Today

Please remain weather alert this afternoon.

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar

Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast

Download the free News 2 StormTracker App from News 2 and be prepared when severe weather strikes.

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